Newton C. A. da Costa and Steven French

in Science and Partial Truth

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780195156515
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785896 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science


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The twin notions of quasi truth and partial structures form the core of a rich and fruitful program with applications across philosophy of science. This chapter briefly discusses some of these further applications. It is argued that the complexity and variety of cognitive practices can be accommodated within a unitary framework by explicitly acknowledging the openness and partiality of representational structures.

Keywords: quasi-truth; partial structures; philosophy of science

Chapter.  2182 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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